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Uncomfortable luggage


Auteur : Zaher Mahmud
Éditeur : Boekscout Date & Lieu : 2010, Amsterdam
Préface : Pages : 200
Traduction : ISBN : 978-94-6089-441-1
Langue : AllemandFormat : 125x200 mm
Code FIKP : Liv. Eng. Mah. Unc. N°2083Thème : Général

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Table des Matières Introduction Identité PDF
Uncomfortable luggage

Uncomfortable luggage

Zaher Mahmud

Publisher Boekscout


Zaher Mahmud is an ordinary school boy, living in the provincial capital town Sulaimania in Iraqi Kurdistan until, at the age of eleven his leg is hit by a bullet. His life derails. In-between odd jobs he is frequently on the run. At a very early age, he joins the Kurdish guerrilla. When he is eighteen, he is hit by a phosphor bomb. Only because he is admitted into a London hospital Zaher survives his severe burns. In 1976 he ends up in the Netherlands as a refugee. Will Zaher Mahmud be able to pick up his life again or will the ideas and spectres from his youth continue to hunt him?



Zaher Mahmud
was born in Kurdish Iraq (1956 Sulaimania). He has been living as a refugee in Amsterdam, the Netherlands since1976. His life as a an eleven year old outcast, a Kurdish guerrilla, and a war casualty scarred by a phosphor bomb has often been noted down by others mostly for political purposes. With this book Mahmud himself takes control. He describes his life stripped of any political frills. Hard and shocking, sometimes interrupted by moments of hope, ideals and humanity.

 


Table des Matières


Content

Introduction / 7

Schoolboy in the city, guerrilla in the mountains / 11

Id-Al-Fitr 1968 / 13
The hospital / 19
School / 25
Baghdad / 30
Work (1968-1970) / 35
Messenger for the communists / 38
Arms trade / 41
Motor cycle / 44
Galala - Naw Kelekan; 1972 / 51
Construction site security man, farm hand / 57
Galala 1973 / 61
Operation / 64
Baghdad / 69
KDP / 73
Chwarta / 78

War casualty on transport / 83

Phosphor bomb 1974 / 85
London / 95
Imprisonment / 98
Kurdish visitors / 106
Homesick / 109
Algiers 1975: Agreement between Iran and Iraq / 113
Released / 117
Coming home / 128
Fled 1976 / 133

Refugee in the Netherlands / 141

The Netherlands / 143
England 1977 / 149
The Bijlmer neighborhood / 154
Forced landing or the gallows / 158
Family visit; 1979 / 162
Vienna / 166
The story of Taib / 168
Unsuccessful bomb attack 1980 / 171
Meeting 1981, Operations 1982, Tensions in Kurdistan 1983 / 175
Seven lean years 1984-1991 / 178
My mother country within reach - / 190

A word of thanks / 200




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